What We Do in the Shadows has wasted no time this season. Last episode, Nadja wanted a vampire nightclub and now it’s opening night. Considering the promo videos for this season, it seemed as though the journey to “Nadja’s” was going to be the plot of the season, but it’s not. In the span of three episodes, Nadja got everyone on board, found her venue, and opened up. Considering things never go smoothly for these vampires, opening “Nadja’s” could have been a huge feat. Instead, the struggle may be trying to keep it open. What We Do in the Shadows 4×03 is just the beginning of that struggle. Can Nadja hold everyone’s excitement long enough to keep her club open?
NADJA’S OPENING ACT
Despite their fight last episode, Nadja and The Guide have finally teamed up to open “Nadja’s,” the vampire nightclub of their dreams. With a long line outside the door, Nadja can’t wait to open and get the vampires inside. She’s got a special guest: vampire rapper Richie Suck. Richie hasn’t performed in over a decade but is ready to return to the stage at “Nadja’s.” Nadja herself is pumped because that means he’ll put her nightclub on the map. That is until he cancels at the last minute. So in a last-ditch effort to save the club’s opening, Nadja and The Guide contend with Richie and his familiar Tom in order to convince Richie to perform. Tom manipulated Richie into thinking his music career doesn’t need vampirism in it. But Nadja knows that’s what made Richie famous in the first place so she spends the rest of the episode attempting to get him back to his roots.
This week’s episode just proved that Nadja is the leader of the Staten Island clan. She had a vision, she’s getting it done and making sure that she’s getting that cash flow. There is nothing that will stop her from having a successful nightclub. I’m here for Nadja being the lead of What We Do in the Shadows 4×03 and of the show overall. I used to think Guillermo was the one running the show, but with Nadja front and center, things are about to be more ridiculous. However, I have never really enjoyed it when Fred Armisen appears. Not that I don’t like his acting, but for some reason, he always plays characters that you love to hate. He often causes mischief for the characters I love and I can’t trust him. Doctor Tom Schmidt was no exception and I was kind of happy when they fed him to the vampires. Is that cruel of me to say? Probably.
NANDOR’S BIG WISH
Nandor finally settled on the wife of his dreams out of the 37 wives he had when he was human. Now that he’s asked the genie to make her perfect, he feels he’s not good enough for her. Surprisingly, the one to give him a heart-to-heart is Nadja and she convinces him that he could improve himself for his wife. Maybe he could work on his personality and tell her he loves her. Instead, he went to Djinn, the genie, and asked for the world’s largest penis. That’s the only thing that could make could make his wife happy… right? Before he can ask for it, Guillermo warns him about how genies can often mess with your wishes if you aren’t specific about what you want. So, both of them go into detail about how his new enlarged member should be.
I expected Guillermo to be the one to stop the entire wish since it was ridiculous, or to manipulate Nandor in some way. Instead, both Nandor and Guillermo went on a journey to prove that they share a singular brain cell even when they think they’re outsmarting others. That alone is the biggest sign that they are meant to be together. They already bicker like an old married couple, might as well marry and get it over with. The twist of What We Do in the Shadows 4×03 having Nandor think about Guillermo when he uses his new wish is hilarious and perfect. He’s never really thought of Guillermo in that way and now he’s forced to. Ultimate plot twist for Nandor. Although Guillermo doesn’t go through any major change to be independent, he proved that he is still needed around the house.
LASZLO’S PARENTING LESSONS
Colin’s growing at a much faster rate than the Staten Island clan expected. Like Renesmee or Groot, Colin went from being a baby to being a 6 or 7-year-old kid in a short span of time. In What We Do in the Shadows 4×03, Guillermo doesn’t know what to do with him but lets him grow. Laszlo is still on his quest to make sure that Colin doesn’t grow up to be a boring adult. So the pair bicker like new parents about how to best care for Colin. The worst part is that he’s developed a new interest in musical theater and a habit of saying “guess what?” for everything. His new personality is irritating to Laszlo. So, Laszlo does all he can to make sure that Colin learns new hobbies and interests. Even if it means roping him into an art museum for a heist.
I’m curious to see how they’ll explain Colin’s growth later on in the season. Colin took a year to go from infant to toddler with Lazlo. When everyone returned to the house, he started growing really fast. My theory is that now Colin gets to feed on the other people in the house and it’s helping him grow at a much faster pace. So no matter what, he’ll be boring and irritating because that’s the best way to get energy out of someone. Older Colin would probably have already plotted a way to gain energy fast. If you don’t believe me, here’s a compilation of Colin feeding off of others in the prior seasons of What We Do in the Shadows. While it may only be for a short time, it’ll be nice to see Laszlo continuing to parent Colin. Perhaps, this time as an adult, Colin won’t scheme against the vampires and will be good to Laszlo.
- Can’t believe I forgot Colin Robinson had hair.
- The consensus is right, Djinn may be the best part of season four. He and Nandor have me cackling this season.
- There is no way that Doctor DJ Tom Schmidt is dead, you don’t cast Fred Armisen and expect him to show up just once.
- What We Do in the Shadows 4×03 reminded me a lot of the WWDITS movie where they go to the Undead Ball. It has to be the dance floor of vamps.
- Sweetest moment: Colin and Laszlo holding hands.